Bring the Toy Initiative sees 1,000 toys donated

Brisbane Roar supporters have shown their extreme generosity going into the Christmas period by donating more than 1,000 toys for sick children as part of the ‘Bring The Toys’ initiative.

In collaboration with the Roar Supporters Federation and with the support of Principal Partner Cars4Us, the club welcomed donations at the Liberty A-League match on 26 November and Isuzu UTE A-League match on 9 December.

On Monday, Roar defenders Kai Trewin and Jordan Courtney-Perkins delivered toys to the Ronald McDonald House in South Brisbane with a fortnight to Christmas.

“Jordan and I have been looking forward to getting down there and spreading a bit of joy before Christmas,” Trewin said.

“It’s a great opportunity to help out in the community,” Courtney-Perkins added. “Donating toys to kids in need is a great initiative so I’m happy to be involved.”

There are over 70 children and their families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a home away from home for the whole family.

American recruit Hensley Hancuff and teammate Kajsa Lind visited Hummingbird House to meet children and young people in Queensland’s only children’s hospice.

Hancuff, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 17, was delighted to be part of the team who visited children and young people at Hummingbird House.

“I love working with kids especially going to meet them and hear about their stories especially as a pediatric cancer survivor myself,” she said.

“I’m really excited to shed some light on their lives and stories and bring them a little bit of happiness and joy for their day.”

The children at both Ronald McDonald House and Hummingbird House enjoyed spending time with the players and choosing from a variety of toys.

We’d like to thank everyone for their generous contributions at such an important time of the year.